Last week when we were out eating with friends, after looking over the menu our friend said, “I love the unexpected Reuben on the menu.” It got me thinking about what food I will pretty much always order if it’s on the menu.
So this weekend I posed the question to my family while spending time with them. For me it’s chilaquiles. For my dad it’s fish & chips. For my mom it’s calamari. For Andrew it’s gnocchi. Do you have a food that if you see it on a menu you pretty much always order it?
This weekend we went up to my parent’s lake house. We went up to spend time with them and to help them start working on landscaping the front of the house.
We started Saturday morning with breakfast tacos + cherries. (these cherry’s were not yum…I’m gonna give cherries another month or so before I buy them again.)
Then we got started on laying out the landscaping. My parents want to put in a fire pit + more seating. Andrew is really good at visualizing spaces and knowing what would look good, so they talked through what they wanted and then Andrew drew it out. We spent a bit cleaning up the area and marking off where the sidewalk/bench/fire pit is going to go.
Mid morning I had an affogato…vanilla ice cream + coffee. Delish.
Maggie was as happy as could be and spent the whole morning swimming. Gosh she’s perfect. I love her so much.
For lunch I made everyone a kale salad with kiwi + blood oranges + walnuts + an Italian dressing AND a tray of bacon + black bean nachos.
We spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out. It felt like summer in Texas this weekend, so I put on my bathing suit and paddled down the cove on a paddleboard and then laid down, closed my eyes and just let the board drift back down the cove to my parent’s house. The lake was pretty empty so it was nice to not have to worry about boat traffic.
At some point I made cookies for snacking on. Went on a walk to the nature trail. Played ping pong with Andrew.
That night we had smoked turkey + cheesy smashed potatoes + salad. Plus ice cream for dessert. And I made the self care web I shared on IG.
Sunday we woke up, had breakfast and headed home by 9am.
I went to a yoga class and got the grocery shopping done. I’m trying to make ramen this week. We had a vegan ramen broth in LA from Ramen Hood that was INSANELY YUM. So I’m trying to recreate it. I found a recipe that makes it with blended sunflower seeds and nutritional yeast. So we’ll see how it turns out!
That afternoon Maggie and I met up with our friends at a dog park. When we got back from the park, Maggie decided to take herself on a walk and I had to chase her down the street. I think she thought it was a game, because when I stopped running after her she finally came back.
For dinner we grilled! I was being difficult and wanted to do the grill by myself but the freaking charcoal wouldn’t lite. So Andrew to the rescue.
We had burger patties + Annie’s mac n’ cheese with broccoli.
After dinner I made Andrew’s lunches.
Folded laundry while watching the Grammy’s.
And made a single-serve brownie to end the night with something sweet. I did 1 tbsp melted butter + 3 tbsp flour + some chocolate chips + 1 1/2 tbsp packed brown sugar + 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder + pinch salt + pinch baking powder + 1 1/2 tbsp milk. Microwave just enough to keep it ooey, gooey. Turned out great!
What are you most excited about this week? Our good friend’s are getting married Saturday and I can’t wait! AND my StitchFix box comes this week! I have requested something velvet…so we’ll see what they send. Have you ever tried them? I’m a fan! I feel like they know me, they always send such good stuff.